Top Email Clients
Electronic mail — more commonly known as email — has been around since before the internet and, in fact, was one of the major reasons for the internet’s growth. Now that we’re in the 21st century, email is as relevant as ever. In this article, we’ll take a look at 10 of the biggest email clients, from Lotus to Outlook and webmail services such as Hotmail and Gmail.
The email client with the biggest market share is Outlook, which has been around since the 1990s and has become firmly entrenched in the business world due to the popularity of Microsoft Windows machines and its inclusion in the Microsoft Office application suite. Outlook is capable of handling email as well as calendar, tasks, contacts and more.
The most popular of the free web-based email services with around 364 million users worldwide, Hotmail offers its users unlimited storage and integration with other MSN products, including Windows Live Messenger. Hotmail was the first web-based email service, and its name is a reference to HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), the encoding language used on the Web.